Benkei Fashions Parodied, is a commentary on popular fashions among trendy Edo young men or street toughs. The prints also reference the legend of Benkei through the the checked material backgrounds. Benkei was a samurai monk from the middle ages who became popular with young men of the mid-nineteenth century. These youths adopted a dress of broad checked cloth called Benkei-jima. The actor playing the role is Nakamura Shikan.
Condition: Borders as shown, not backed, very good condition.
Publisher: Seishichi Yamazakiya
見立弁慶揃 安宅 中村芝翫